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Young Playwrights Project

The Young Playwrights Project is a collaborative initiative between Merrigong Theatre Company and The Drama Studio that provides young actors and playwrights with the opportunity to develop their theatre-making skills under the guidance of industry professionals.  Young actors from The Drama Studio perform the works, bringing the scripts to life on stage.

Are you a young playwright? Have an exciting 10-minute play you’d love to see on stage?

We want to hear from you!

Successful playwrights will work with a mentor to develop their play over a period from June – August 2019. At the end of this process, young actors from The Drama Studio at IPAC will perform the works and playwrights will be able to enjoy their work brought to life on stage for one night.

What are you waiting for? Get your scripts in!

All scripts submitted must be:

  • Written by High School Students
  • 10 minutes in length
  • Inoffensive and suitable for 13 – 18 year olds to perform

The deadline for script submission is Fri 3 May 2019. Please attach the submission cover sheet [PDF] to your script.

Download: The Young Playwrights Project Script Submission Cover Sheet 2019

Key Dates:

Fri 3 May 2019 – Script submission date

Wed 3 Jul 2019 – First read through

Fri 5 Jul 2019 – First mentor session

Fri 26 Jul 2019 – Second mentor session

Mon 29 Jul 2019 – Final scripts due

Wed 28 Aug 2019 – Dress rehearsal and performance

For more info, please email education@merrigong.com.au or call 02 4224 5947.

We would like to thank Peoplecare for their support in helping Merrigong engage with young people in the Illawarra by funding projects that create and facilitate inspiring theatre experiences.

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